“It seems to me clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” –Gandhi
January is National Right to Life month and being strongly pro-life is something I have always been passionate about. This topic goes way, way beyond who’s sitting on the left or right. While I’m not usually politically vocal, I have never been one to shy away from my beliefs in Jesus as my savior, the truth of the Bible, and how these truths are my moral compass and reason for living. So this writing today comes from a place of love and protecting something I believe in so much – cherishing life.
Pregnant Woman on Life Support
If you haven’t read or heard about this story, here’s a simplified summary – a women in Texas who was 14 weeks pregnant collapsed in her home with a blood clot in her lungs. CPR was administered on the spot and while she is currently in a vegetative state, her baby had a heart beat when they arrived at the hospital so the doctors put her on life support to support the life of the baby, complying with strict Texas law. She did have a verbal DNR relayed by her husband, but not specified while she was pregnant, and there’s been outcry about the lack of respect for her choices.
I saw one of my liberal friends who doesn’t have any children on Facebook post this article with a snarky comment of “This is what pro-life America looks like.”
Medically assessments and legalities aside, as a mother of two young children and someone who has experienced the loss and grief of multiple miscarriages, I can only speak form a mother’s perspective that I would absolutely sacrifice anything for my unborn child. Anything. While I wouldn’t want to be kept alive on life support, I also know that it would be my dying wish to give my unborn child life if it was within my power and I would be completely disappointed/devastated with my husband if he didn’t fully understand the depth of my sacrifice for my children.
Now…I understand that it’s a way more complicated, complex situation that involves the mother possibly being brain dead and science being too involved by keeping her alive. And I can’t even imagine what her husband and family are going through. But my point is – Texas is doing everything they can to protect this baby…and that’s exactly the way it should be. Maybe science is going too far and maybe not…but at least the doctors who took an oath to protect life are trying to save an unborn life and they value that human soul.
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
A Disposable Society
Today, we are living in a country where millions of people really do think it’s okay, acceptable, even the norm to murder a million unborn babies a year. One million children dead. It is literally bringing tears to my eyes just thinking about it. How can we condemn such human atrocities going on around the world and not protect our own children, the most vulnerable, powerless victims? Why isn’t this called the U.S. Baby Genocide?
Growing up in private Christian schools my entire life, we are taught from day one to respect life, from conception to death. It’s really as simple as that. An unborn baby may be scientifically referred to as a fetus but from the moment of conception, it has a soul created in the image of God. It’s a human life and we have no place playing God.
“It’s alright all of us all living saying ‘oh well there’s enough of us so we won’t have anymore, don’t let anybody else live.’ I don’t believe in that.” –John Lennon
One arguments is that it’s the woman’s body so it’s her choice what to do with it. If a woman wants to kill her unborn child, the government will pay for it. If a person were to murder that same woman and unborn child, he is charged with a double homicide. Double. As in, taking 2 lives. The state recognizes that baby as a life only when someone else, besides the mother, murders it. But if the mother wants it dead, it’s not only ok but we all pay for it…I am failing to see the logic in all of this.
We are living in a country that is doing everything we can to remove all bad or inconvenient consequences from our actions and lives so we can go on living carefree and without consequences with our egocentric lives. We are quickly becoming a disposable, self-absorbed society that when something breaks or you don’t want it, just throw it out and this is so sad and unfortunate.
Life is not negotiable. Life is not a choice. Life cannot be comprised. If we comprise on life, what do we have left in this world? This world won’t get any better by people keeping their mouths shut on such devastating injustices.
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson
- One of my favorite blogs – The Matt Walsh Blog – has a really fantastic article about this –> I can’t explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children
- National Right to Life website >>
- March for Life >>
- Pro-Life America >>